About BestEd Business

June Perry-Stevens and Krystle Perry, Owners/Partners

June and Krystle come from a long line of entrepreneurs and have a family history of community service and involvement in pursuing advanced education. They both bring a commitment to assure that the people they serve (and sell to) are pleased to connect with them and will have the best possible product and service, just like they expect from those who serve and sell to them. Their family motto is “if it is to be, it is up to me”.

BestEd, Providing Business Solutions Since 2004!

Mission

Best Ed will provide concierge service and proactively identify, listen to, and exceed our customers’ expectations for quality, cost effectiveness and on time delivery of goods and services.

Vision

Our goal is to meet and exceed the needs of our customers and become the vendor of choice for their company’s office supplies, furniture and equipment, classroom and student supplies, strategic sourcing items, construction PPE and FF and E. We partner with businesses that can support our mission and provide products and services including office design for new and existing spaces, construction materials and supplies and assembly of packages (such as school back packs and parent education packets).

Best Ed strives to be a model of an intergenerational, minority and women owned business that can pave the way for others to follow and provide exemplary service to customers and community

Certifications

Certification Sources

SBE – City of Milwaukee OSBD

DBE – Milwaukee County, State DOT and Wisconsin Unified Certification

WBE / MBE – State of Wisconsin DOA

HUB – Milwaukee Public Schools

ACDBE – Airport Concessionaire – Milwaukee County

NMSDCMBE – National Minority Supplier Development Council

SBE – Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Reciprocal SBE and MBE certifications in Illinois, Michigan and Philadelphia

NIGP Codes

345-00 – Construction safety supplies

425-00 – Office furniture and equipment

615-00 – Office supplies, general

785-00 – School equipment and supplies

NAICS Codes

423490 – School supplies and equipment

453210 – Office supplies

423450 – Industrial safety supplies (vests, gloves, hard hat)

Our Team

June Perry-Stevens

Founder

June Perry-Stevens has over 40 years of experience in the public, private and non-profit business arenas having started her professional career as a Master’s degreed social worker in 1971. She left the public sector in 1975 to open a private, non-profit, community-based mental health clinic and social service agency that started with two part-time employees and had a staff of over 55 when she retired in 2006. She attended Stanford University and Carnegie Mellon University, earning certificates in Social Entrepreneurship from both institutions. June developed and maintains a successful commercial real estate portfolio focusing on leasing to women and minorities starting profit making businesses. Her awards and honors have been numerous, recognizing her leadership, commitment to improving the lives of youth, and mentoring young professionals. Many of her former employees have become leaders in business, education, politics, social services and the private sector. They often remind her that she gave them their first job and motivated them to make a commitment to excellence and inclusion.

Krystle C.M. Perry

Partner

Krystle C.M. Perry, the daughter of Best Ed owner, June Perry-Stevens, earned her BS degree in Psychology from Tennessee State University and her Master of Arts in Education from Alverno College which catapulted her career in adult education, executive coaching, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) work. She has extensive experience in the private, non-profit, and corporate arenas, serving the local Milwaukee community throughout her career in social work and learning and organizational development.

Following in her mother’s entrepreneurial footsteps, Krystle started Martin Perry Consulting and Training (MPC&T) in 2017 to support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and to facilitate impactful and sustainable change within organizations. Through MPC&T, she provides coaching, consulting, and training services to executive leaders and community organizations.
Krystle has recently added the Creative Results Management Coaching Mastery Program to her repertoire, allowing her to expand her services to include coaching to support executive leaders in their DE&I development and professional growth. Her client base, which includes Milwaukee, Columbia S.C., Houston, TX, San Antonia TX, continues to expand.

Krystle continues to challenge herself to gain additional education, knowledge and skills and to expand her bandwidth to support professionals, build meaningful relationships and promote inclusive business methods. Her family history of community service, entrepreneurial endeavors and commitment to excellence makes her the perfect person to join Best Ed as partner and Business Development Manager.